Biological and Biomedical Coatings Handbook: Processing and Characterization

Sam Zhang

May 24, 2011 by CRC Press
Reference - 456 Pages - 210 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439849958 - CAT# K12269
Series: Advances in Materials Science and Engineering


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  • Covers processing, properties, and performance
  • Discusses sol-gels, bio-ceramics, polymers, glasses, nanomaterials, and other materials
  • Explores CVD and PVD
  • Includes information on drug delivery and released-control coatings
  • Presents cutting-edge developments from world leaders in films and coatings research
  • Serves as a simplified introductory stepping stone for new entrants to the field
  • Gives experts up-to-date figures, tables, plots, and images to aid their own work


Written in a versatile, contemporary style that will benefit both novice and expert alike, Biological and Biomedical Coatings Handbook, Two-Volume Set covers the state of the art in the development and implementation of advanced thin films and coatings in the biological field.

Consisting of two volumes—Processing and Characterization and Applications—this handbook details the latest understanding of advances in the design and performance of biological and biomedical coatings, covering a vast array of material types, including bio-ceramics, polymers, glass, chitosan, and nanomaterials. Contributors delve into a wide range of novel techniques used in the manufacture and testing of clinical applications for coatings in the medical field, particularly in the emerging area of regenerative medicine.

An exploration of the fundamentals elements of biological and biomedical coatings, the first volume, Processing and Characterization, addresses:

  • Synthesis, fabrication, and characterization of nanocoatings
  • The sol-gel method and electrophoretic deposition
  • Thermal and plasma spraying
  • Hydroxyapatite and organically modified coatings
  • Bioceramics and bioactive glass-based coatings
  • Hydrothermal crystallization and self-healing effects
  • Physical and chemical vapor deposition
  • Layered assembled polyelectrolyte films

With chapters authored by world experts at the forefront of research in their respective areas, this timely set provides searing insights and practical information to explore a subject that is fundamental to the success of biotechnological pursuits.